Bay Meadows Blog

Snap and WIN: Fame x Frame Photo Contest

As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows. Share your fun lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife in our Fame x Frame Photo Contest. You could WIN $50 or our Grand Prize of $500 at the end of 2014 and be featured in a live pop-up photo gallery exhibit. Click …

SOLD. I Love Selling the Bay Meadows Life

This month we are sharing the love and featuring one of our top selling real estate agents at Bay Meadows. Meet Que Foor with Alain Pinel Realtors. Que has sold 3 homes at Bay Meadows to date, and we know we'll be seeing this popular, local agent a lot more as new inventory comes available. Que has been selling real …

Meet Amber & Jenn @ The Shop at Flywheel Press

It all began with a clever tweet from the proprietor of Porridge Papers in Lincoln, Nebraska asking, “Who wants some swag?” Forming fast friends over their love of all that is letterpress, and a little thing called Love on the Run, Flywheel Press realized an amazing opportunity to give back to the community and spread local love. This annual event …

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Thank you for joining us at
Peace, Love and Green!

Thanks for joining us at last weekend’s Peace, Love and Green event.  The event was a perfect way to enjoy Bay Meadows Park and kick off Earth Day 2014. Attendees enjoyed incredible music, tasty food …

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San Mateo by the Numbers

There’s no question that San Mateo is among the most livable cities in the country. Easy transportation, plenty of open spaces, thriving businesses and a sense of community make it a great choice to live, …

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Scenic Devil’s Slide
Re-opens

A scenic stretch of the California coast was reopened last month for all to enjoy. The remote and undeveloped land, known as Devil’s Slide, was recently given a $2-million makeover to accommodate visitors, who are …

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All About Eggs

What is the saying? Spring showers bring May flowers? Well, the season also brings eggs and lots of ‘em. Here’s a few fun events, ideas and ways to decorate for spring this month: April 14th - …

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Zippgo – A Green
Business on the Move

Bay Meadows' Peace Love & Green Event is a great way to celebrate all things green in anticipation of Earth Day. Among many activities planned for the event, you'll find a variety of sustainable businesses showcasing …

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Enter to WIN a PUBLIC Bike

May is Bike Month. Get ready to roll on May 8th with the Bay Area Bike to Work Day 2014 #BTWD2014! Bike friendly is just the beginning of commitment to a sustainable lifestyle at Bay …

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“Parks Make Life
Better!” …and San Mateo …

At Bay Meadows we are all about building community, living green, and celebrating a healthy - active lifestyle. We recently caught up with Marcus Clarke at the City of San Mateo to ask him a …

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Meet Madeline Trait and See
the Art Trashformation …

Maintaining conscious commitments to the environment and community is of the utmost importance to us here at Bay Meadows. This doesn't stop with community gardens, living walls and our commitment to being bike-friendly - we're …

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San Mateo Among Cities
Driving the Future

Each year, The Milken Institute publishes a report of America’s Best Performing Cities. This year, we’re excited to report that San Mateo was ranked along with the San Francisco/Redwood City Metro region at #3, a …

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Join us April 12 for Peace,
Love and Green

If living walls, organic food, community gardens, lawn games, yoga in the park, sustainable products and live music are a few of your favorite things -  get a jump-start on Earth Day and join us …

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Destination San Mateo
Japanese Tea Garden

Steps away from downtown San Mateo, tucked away in a landmark location of Central Park, you’ll discover an authentic Japanese Tea Garden.  Designed by the same landscape architect that created the Zen Garden at Golden …

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in
San Mateo

CREAM is a new family parlor in San Mateo creating a new twist to ice cream that will satisfy any sweet tooth with award winning ice cream flavors sandwiched between freshly baked, warm homemade cookies. …

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Meet the Man Behind the
Wall

An 86-foot long vibrant stretch of greenery mixes lush foliage with purple, pink and white flowers, evoking a sense of spring or summer greets guests at Bay Meadows. Planted one year ago to attract bees …

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San Mateo – Big on
Business Innovation

“To innovate, you’ve got to break the rules,” said Alexandra Watkins, keynote speaker of the 2014 Innovators Awards of Excellence luncheon. As a disruptor in branding and founder of Eat My Words, Alexandra's statement is …

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Talking Brains, Bikes and
Better Streets

The City of San Mateo is currently implementing the Sustainable Streets Program, designed to inform a transportation network that will “allow safe movement by any individual whether by car, on bike or on foot.” Led …

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The Craft Beer Scene
Flourishes in South Bay

California is a mecca for craft beers and the South Bay has always been a haven for beer lovers, but now more than ever, it is a great time for hop lovers to be in …

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Media Magnet

As Bay Meadows continues to buzz with activity, our lively new neighborhood is also making headlines. In the last few months, with the project continuing to build up, the press has taken note of exciting developments …

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Meet Faith Marie Lopez, 1
of the Top 10 IGers on …

Do you share our love for mobile photography? Meet Faith Marie Lopez or better known as @faithmari. She brings an integrated creative aspect to mobile photography and Social Media as well as being a trained …

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Whole Foods – Whole
Community

On February 13th, the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and the City of San Mateo held the 19th Annual Business Awards. The event recognizes businesses of various sizes for their community leadership. Of the five …

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Imbibe Craft Cocktails at
Mortar & Pestle

The amazingly popular CurryUpNow has leveraged their restaurant savvy and appeal with a new addition to their culinary offerings.  In addition to their San Mateo presence and food truck, the popular restaurant has added a …

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Construction,
infrastructure and … baseball

As construction progresses, new homeowners, the building team and residents from the greater area are bringing a buzz of activity to the emerging community at Bay Meadows. For an update on the latest, we chatted …

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March Momdays (and dad days
too) at Bay Meadows

Everyone knows it takes a village to raise great kids. Bay Meadows welcomes San Mateo parents to our village for some family-friendly shenanigans every Monday 3-5pm. Join the Bay Meadows community at Paddock Park for …

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Meet Christian Luera

Meet Christian Luera, a Peninsula based Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. His mission? To inspire you to make a better you! With years of experience in personal training and martial arts, Christian Luera will …

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San Mateo Businesses Break
Records, Make Lists in …

Bay Meadows is located among some of Silicon Valley’s most cutting-edge companies. 2013 was a breakthrough year for many San Mateo firms. Marketo – I.P.O. Success
 The spring saw one of the year’s hottest IPOs, courtesy of …

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Behind the Scenes with the
Design Dream Team at PDI

Three Amelia Model Homes, thoughtfully designed and merchandized TRI Pointe Homes and Pacific Dimensions, will be open for viewing on June 22nd at Bay Meadows! In celebration of the new designer models homes coming soon …

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Love Your Heart

February is National Heart Health Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness and increasing knowledge about prevention.  One of the most important things you can do to protect your heart is eating healthy. What …

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Living the Simplified Life

Meet Kat Reichmuth owner of The Simplified Life, a Peninsula based professional home organizing company that gets you back to the simplicity that can bring true joy and contentedness to your life. Kat is our …

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Show San Mateo your Local
Love

Show your local love for our small town and greater Peninsula. San Mateo is full of fun little shops, restaurants, art and entertainment venues, events and more.  By foot or bike, there is something for …

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Paul Martin’s American
Grill Opens

San Mateo has anxiously awaited the opening of Paul Martin’s American Grill in the Hillsdale Shopping Center and can now celebrate its unveiling. Housed in the old Crate & Barrel location, the upscale restaurant is …

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San Mateo Wins Nationwide
“Best For Food” 2013

With over 1300 votes, San Mateo is the clear winner in the “Best For Food” category in the Rand McNally 2013 Best Small Towns in America contest.  The rich culture and diversity of our community …

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Fresh Year, Fresh Home,
Handy App Helpers

A fresh, New Year signifies resolutions, starting over, re-imagining and implementing change. Whether you want to liven up your living space with a pop of color, get yourself organized, find a local event or you’re …

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ARTtwo50: The Story Behind
the Innovative New iPad …

Recently featured on the App Store as the #1 “New and Noteworthy” app, the business-side of ARTtwo50 proves to be quite a work of art-itself with its subjects deeply immersed in a much larger story …

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Knits for Life

8 Bike Accessories on our
Wish List

Imagine a bike with a bow in front of your new home. With all of the stylish wheels and loaded accessories 2-wheels have these days, you could say that this is the new version of …

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San Mateo Restaurants Earn
Prestigious Michelin …

San Mateo continues to lead the Peninsula as a foodie haven – a destination worth the visit, and a place where cultural options abound. Our hometown clearly has ‘something for everyone’ and is dedicated to …

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Celebrate The Year of the
Horse

Xin Nian Kuai Le!  January 31st marks the Chinese Lunar New Year! Just a hop, skip and jump away from your life at Bay Meadows is one of the top ten parades in the world …

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Favorite Local Bike Trails

San Mateo County is known for its plentiful bike-friendly terrain and beautiful scenery. Did you know? On Bicycle Sundays, a segment of Cañada Rd is closed to vehicles from 9am – 3pm, making it easy …

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Meet Play and Paws, our
Favorite Peninsula Pack

Did you know that Play and Paws placed 2nd as the Bay Area's BEST Dog Walker on the A-List for 2013! It was their first time in the running against 121 other dog walkers, and …

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Meet Lorna @ Knits for Life

If you’ve been downtown San Mateo recently, you’ve certainly noticed all of the whimsical, fun yarn art throughout the city. Over 50 yarnbombs made by Lorna and Jill Watt were installed by volunteers during the …

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January Momdays (and dad
days too) at Bay Meadows

Everyone knows it takes a village to raise great kids. Bay Meadows welcomes San Mateo parents to our village for some family-friendly shenanigans every Monday 3-5pm. Join the Bay Meadows community at Paddock Park for …

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Pacific Catch Arrives in
San Mateo

Pacific Catch was founded in 2003 by two entrepreneurs, Keith Cox and Aaron Noveshen.  Through the combination of Aaron’s culinary adventures in various regions of the Pacific and Keith’s love of the casual, fresh fish …

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2014 Tech Trends

Last year the tech industry experts at Mashable made some bold predictions for 2013, such as the rise of the first-ever flexible smart phone, smart power strips and second screen revolution. This year the experts …

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Meet Chef Alicia Petrakis
at THREE

Owned by Chef Alicia Petrakis and Eleni Lolas, the same pair that ran Astaria at the same address for the past decade, THREE serves up sustainable, savory fare for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch – …

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San Mateo Dishcrawl: Meet
Tracy Lee, Founder

We are fortunate to live in a time where a great idea paired with technology, passion and drive can make your dreams come true.  Let your inspiration be Tracy Lee, CEO and Founder of Dishcrawl. Introducing …

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Home is Where the Heart is

Meet Jason & Marcella, who purchased at Landsdowne by Shea Homes Northern California in September, 2013.  These two are as lucky in love as they were at the Bay Meadows lottery – they literally locked …

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February Momdays (and dad
days too) at Bay Meadows

Everyone knows it takes a village to raise great kids. Bay Meadows welcomes San Mateo parents to our village for some family-friendly shenanigans every Monday 3-5pm. Join the Bay Meadows community at Paddock Park for …

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Reinvent Date Night

Whether you're looking for an idea to celebrate a special anniversary out on the town or spice up a free evening at home, we've dug up the best ways to spend your date night time …

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2013: A Year in Review

For Bay Meadows, 2013 was truly a year of “firsts.” We debuted our first two communities, Amelia by TRI Pointe Homes and Landsdowne by Shea Homes. We opened our first parks, Paddock Park and our …

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Young Couples Seek
Townhouses and Condos with an …

Bay Meadows makes headlines! San Jose Mercury News features Landsdowne homeowners Aparna and Vineet, sharing their story, and the story of so many other Bay Meadows homeowners who are attracted to "Life in Motion" - …

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Win a PUBLIC Bike!

Enter to Win a PUBLIC Bike!  Bike friendly is just the beginning at Bay Meadows. With bike trails, convenient access to Caltrain, and San Mateo’s new bike-share program, our residents take full advantage of two-wheel transportation. …

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Bay Meadows Wins Big!

Bay Meadows SVBJ Crowns Bay Meadows Best Mixed-Use Project! Read more below. Bay Meadows spurs big demand By Nathan Donato-Weinstein September 27, 2013 Even though the plan to redevelop the historic Bay Meadows racetrack into a mixed-use neighborhood has …

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Landsdowne Homeowners Get
PUBLIC Bikes!

Landsdowne’s homeowners will soon be owners of PUBLIC Bikes! Bay Meadows, Shea Homes, and PUBLIC have partnered to provide each Landsdowne owner a new PUBLIC bike. Upon moving into their new homes, Landsdowne buyers will …

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Bay Meadows’ Parks
Welcome First Visitors

Bay Meadows' parks are now open - and we're welcoming new visitors daily! From soccer practice in Bay Meadows Park to volleyball in Paddock Park, there's something for everyone. Are you visiting our parks? Tag …

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Bay Meadows Park is Now
Open

Bay Meadows Park is now open for all to enjoy! Check out the latest photos of the largest park at Bay Meadows. Perfect for an end-of-summer picnic, soccer game, bike ride, or run with the …

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Landsdowne’s Models Open
Saturday

Tour the newest model residences at Bay Meadows this weekend! Landsdowne, our 93-unit neighborhood by Shea Homes, will unveil three model homes during a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, August 17th from 11am-4pm. Shea Homes has …

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Welcome home: First
homeowners move into new Bay …

All this month, we welcome our first homeowners to Bay Meadows! Read more about our first owners, Leo and Diana, as they open their doors for the San Mateo Daily Journal's Bill Silverfarb. Leo and …

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Bay Meadows’ Parks: Acres
of Adventure!

Explore Bay Meadows’ parks this summer! Bay Meadows’ three parks and open space total nearly 18 acres. That means 18 acres of room to play, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors. And starting this month, two …

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Bay Meadows Touted as Model
of Smart Growth

San Jose Mercury News reporter Aaron Kinney shares Bay Meadows' construction progress, and previews what's to come. Read more about the "smart growth" at our new urban village taking shape in San Mateo on the …

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Behind The Scenes With The
Design Team at Landsdowne

An Interview with Cassandra Timotti Interior Designer of Shea Homes of Northern CA, Landsdowne Model Homes at Bay Meadows CDC Designs believes in creating that perfect balance of interiors and lifestyle, creating settings that offer a …

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ULI San Francisco Tours Bay
Meadows

ULI San Francisco recently toured Bay Meadows. Check out a summary of their tour below, from the ULI Blog! On a warm Thursday evening, forty people gathered at the Bay Meadows Commercial Marketing trailer, anxious to …

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A Green Wall in Silicon
Valley

Our living wall makes headlines in Dwell! Learn more about our incredible Welcome Center living wall, designed by Habitat Horticulture. A Green Wall in San Mateo By Jamie Gillin May 6, 2013 Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new …

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Gardening 101: Living Wall
Movement

Learn more about this cool trend, and get a sneak peak at the green wall coming soon to Bay Meadows! Living walls, also called vertical gardens or green walls, are the next big thing in home …

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Shea buys into San
Mateo’s Bay Meadows

Bay Meadows makes headlines in San Francisco Business Times! Shea Homes, Bay Meadows’ second homebuilder, was announced last week. The news is making its way around the Bay Area, appearing in top blogs and …

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Where Sea Biscuit Raced, a
City Shall Rise

Bay Meadows is featured in Curbed SF! Bay Meadows’ first homebuilder, TRI Pointe Homes, was announced last week. Good news travels fast—the announcement is making headlines in the Bay Area’s top blogs and newspapers. In …

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